Apple HomePod

7.6/10 AVG.
RATING

  • Apple HomePod
  • Apple HomePod

Apple's smart speaker sounds great but feels unfinished.

- Jason Cross, Macworld 


HomePod has excellent bass and consistently superior sound quality across a wide variety of music genres.

- Megan Wollerton, Cnet 

Specs / Features


Specification

Wireless
Wireless Inputs Bluetooth
Brand Apple
Release date 9-February-2018
Size 17.3 x 14.2 cm (6.8 x 5.6 in)
Weight 2500 grams
(88.25 ounces)

Critic Reviews


Reckoner

Amazing sound for size/price

from Reckoner

As incredible as it is, is just another unfortunate example of Apple shooting themselves in the foot in a post Jobs era.

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As incredible as it is, is just another unfortunate example of Apple shooting themselves in the foot in a post Jobs era.

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Make Use Of

The most Apple thing ever

from Make Use Of

Sounds great – but only if you use Apple Music, an iPhone, and you can stomach the $350 price tag.

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Sounds great – but only if you use Apple Music, an iPhone, and you can stomach the $350 price tag.

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Mirror

A beautiful sounding speaker but Siri lacks behind Alexa and Google

from Mirror

Apple's premise with the HomePod is clear at this point: it's committed to giving the best audio experience through the company's ecosystem. However, Siri lacks skills compared to its rivals.

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Apple's premise with the HomePod is clear at this point: it's committed to giving the best audio experience through the company's ecosystem. However, Siri lacks skills compared to its rivals.

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Tech Guide

Stunning speaker combining intelligence of Siri and Apple Music

from Tech Guide

Apple has scored a home run with HomePod. It’s an excellent speaker and handy for controlling your connected devices. It’s audio quality is nothing short of remarkable and, when combined with Apple Music’s intelligence and versatility, it’s a package that is hard to resist.

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Apple has scored a home run with HomePod. It’s an excellent speaker and handy for controlling your connected devices. It’s audio quality is nothing short of remarkable and, when combined with Apple Music’s intelligence and versatility, it’s a package that is hard to resist.

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Financial Times

High quality sound, but smart assistant is a let down

from Financial Times

Without being wowed by sound, prospective customers could be put off by Siri’s limited range of capabilities compared with the HomePod’s rivals.

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Without being wowed by sound, prospective customers could be put off by Siri’s limited range of capabilities compared with the HomePod’s rivals.

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iPhone Hacks

Apple aims to change the conversation

from iPhone Hacks

The HomePod is a solid product. The HomePod is a great speaker to start, and there is plenty of room for it to get better with Siri capabilities.

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The HomePod is a solid product. The HomePod is a great speaker to start, and there is plenty of room for it to get better with Siri capabilities.

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ZDNet

Leaves a stain but not a strong impression

from ZDNet

The truth is, there are far better smart speakers available for a lot less money than HomePod. Amazon's Echo line is compatible with a long list of smart home products and has numerous useful skills, but it lacks robust sound quality and doesn't work within Apple's ecosystem the way the HomePod does.

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The truth is, there are far better smart speakers available for a lot less money than HomePod. Amazon's Echo line is compatible with a long list of smart home products and has numerous useful skills, but it lacks robust sound quality and doesn't work within Apple's ecosystem the way the HomePod does.

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Ars Technica

Feels exclusively designed for its most ardent fans

from Ars Technica

If you’re an iPhone user who loves Apple Music and wants a way to enjoy that subscription at home, the HomePod is charming, simple, and nice-sounding enough to be worth a look.

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If you’re an iPhone user who loves Apple Music and wants a way to enjoy that subscription at home, the HomePod is charming, simple, and nice-sounding enough to be worth a look.

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The Wirecutter

A thrilling speaker, but not for everyone

from The Wirecutter

It’s the best-sounding smart speaker we’ve heard, and it allows easier Siri control over your HomeKit system, but it still has room to improve.

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It’s the best-sounding smart speaker we’ve heard, and it allows easier Siri control over your HomeKit system, but it still has room to improve.

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finder.com.au

Great sound, dumb speaker

from finder.com.au

Apple's first take on a smart speaker has best-in-class audio reproduction, but struggles comparatively at smart speaker tasks.

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Apple's first take on a smart speaker has best-in-class audio reproduction, but struggles comparatively at smart speaker tasks.

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